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A survey of wildlife rehabilitation in South Africa: is there a need for improved management?
The focus of wildlife rehabilitation is the survival of the individual animal, often leading to rehabilitators being in conflict with government wildlife officials, who regulate the industry andExpand
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Sugar Digestion Efficiencies of Gurney's Sugarbirds, Malachite Sunbirds, and Black Sunbirds
  • C. Downs
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Physiological Zoology
  • 1 January 1997
This study determined the interaction between energy assimilation and digestive constraints on the foraging behaviour of nectarivorous Gurney's sugarbirds (Promerops gurneyi), black sunbirdsExpand
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Sugar preferences and digestive efficiency in an opportunistic avian nectarivore, the Dark-capped Bulbul Pycnonotus tricolor
It has recently been recognized that flowers pollinated by generalist opportunistic nectarivores tend to have different nectar properties to those pollinated by specialist nectarivores (includingExpand
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Life history traits, maternal behavior and infant development of blue‐eyed black lemurs (Eulemur flavifrons)
An understanding of recruitment is important for estimating population growth and viability, and their implications for conservation. We present the first results regarding the life history, maternalExpand
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Sugar Preference and Apparent Sugar Assimilation in the Red Lory
The red lory, Eos bornea (family Psittacidae), was tested to determine its preference for hexose sugars or sucrose. The indices of sugar preference used were (a) number of visits to feeders, (b) timeExpand
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Pollination of the red hot poker Kniphofia caulescens by short-billed opportunistic avian nectarivores
Abstract Recent studies indicate that short-billed birds which visit flowers opportunistically for nectar are important pollinators of African plants and select for floral characteristics which areExpand
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Postrelease Success of Two Rehabilitated Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops) Troops in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
In South Africa, the most common primate in rehabilitation centres is the vervet monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops). Here we evaluated the efficacy of releasing two vervet monkey troops into the wild,Expand
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Concentration-Dependent Sugar Preferences of the Malachite Sunbird (Nectarinia famosa)
ABSTRACT. Sugar-type preferences of nectarivores may be an important selective factor in the evolution of sugar composition in floral nectar. We investigated sugar preferences of the MalachiteExpand
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Basking behaviour in the rock hyrax (Procavia capensis) during winter
ABSTRACT Basking is a behaviour frequently observed in the rock hyrax (Procavia capensis) during winter that supposedly plays a significant role in rewarming from nocturnal hypothermia. ThisExpand
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Seasonal effects on thermoregulatory abilities of the Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat (Epomophorus wahlbergi) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Abstract Seasonal variations in ambient temperature ( T a ) require changes in thermoregulatory responses of endotherms. These responses vary according to several factors including taxon and energyExpand
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